Its looking like the last week of August and first two weeks of September are going to be the prime time to view the changing aspen here in Winter Park, Colorado. With Rocky Mountian National Park just a short drive away Winter Park is a situated perfectly for a fall getaway to come and enjoy the blazing fall colors of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The above photo was taken Aug 28 and shows the aspen are already
Heading up from the Front Range we have an easy yet fun trip through Rocky Mountain National Park that will let you use the Fraser Valley as a base to explore the beauty and wildlife in Winter Park, CO.
Trail Ridge Road (US 34) through Rocky Mountain National Park
From the Denver/Boulder/Fort Collins/Colorado Springs area — Take the Boulder Turnpike (US 36) west to Rocky Mountain National Park via Estes Park. Once in the park, drive Trail Ridge Road (the highest paved through highway in the US) and enjoy the breath-taking scenery. The weather can change quickly in the park so be prepared for cold weather. Trail Ridge Road peaks at 12,183 feet in elevation. Just west of the high point is Fall River Pass, elevation 11,796 feet, and the Alpine
Visitor Center. Exit the west side of the park and continue on US 34 down into Grand Lake. From there, take US 40 east through Fraser to Winter Park.
Winter Park Lodging Company is offering third night free for all stays in September. So come up to the Colorado Rocky Mountains and check out what all the fuss is about the aspen trees. Bring a camera because you will not believe how beautiful it is in Winter Park, Colorado this time of year.
Chris August 28th, 2012